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Demand Sensible Gun Safety Regulations

In the State of the Union address, President Obama called for the enactment of sensible gun regulations. This should be the rallying cry for everyone concerned about gun violence across our nation.

In the State of the Union addressPresident Obama called for the enactment of sensible gun regulations.  This should be the rallying cry for everyone concerned about gun violence across our nation.

I am a candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 34th District because our representative does not vote for the values, the priorities, or the interests of this district.  In fact, she has an A rating and takes her lead from the NRA. In fact, just this week our delegate voted to ban the disclosure of information about concealed handgun permit holders. It’s time to for this to stop.

We must demand sensible gun safety regulations including universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines, and meaningful laws against gun trafficking. I support our second amendment rights, and believe these are solutions we can all support.

Gun safety is a personal issue for me. My brother was murdered by a robber using a handgun likely bought off the street. Thousands of other families across America have been victimized by gun violence.  We cannot be silent; we cannot stand on the sidelines. Act now. Let your voice be heard.  Contact our Virginia lawmakers.  Demand that they enact sensible gun regulations.

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mary comerford February 19, 2013 at 07:27 PM
GOP Del. Barbara Comstock supports unlimited sales of handguns and supports allowing concealed weapons in bars and cars. We deserve better representation.
Tyler Durden February 19, 2013 at 07:40 PM
So the Constitution be dammed, as long as it is dammed to your likening. That is called fascism. "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" Take note of "SHALL not be infringed". Your comments most definitely infringe upon my right to protect myself and my family regardless of where I am or how many firearms can be purchased by any law abiding citizen.
T Ailshire February 19, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Unfortunately, too many believe "something needed to be done" - EVEN IF IT IS WRONG. "Do something" is not always the right answer. I can't comment on your petition, as I didn't see it, but none of the proposals I have seen so far would have done a thing to stop Aurora, VT, or Newtown assailants. The answer is not to hogtie those who didn't do it.
Rick Nagel February 20, 2013 at 06:11 AM
To the Editor: I have been following the blog and most recently the letter to the editor regarding Kathleen Murphy’s blog advocating sensible gun safety regulations, including universal background checks, limits on high capacity magazines and penalties for gun trafficking. This was a measured and responsible call for action on serious issues. Her comment on the recent disclosure legislation I believe was in line with concerns we all share over gun safety, no matter how hard others try to skew her words. I would like to point out that our current Delegate, Barbara Comstock votes the NRA line and has their A rating, which is great for the NRA but bad for the safety of our families. I strongly believe that Kathleen Murphy will be a great advocate for our community and am eager to support her campaign for Virginia House of Delegates.
Tyler Durden February 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM
You Murphy folks seem to be working from the same talking points. I especially note the 'projection' tactic: "sensible gun safety regulations". By using phrases like that you try to box the reader into a position of not being 'sensible' if they do not agree with you. Seems like a coordinated propaganda campaign by the Democrats.

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